Friday, 29 April 2016

Osteopathy Union Board Members Elected

The executive board members of the newly founded Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners have been elected today by the osteopathic manual practitioners across Canada.

The new CUOMP board members are:
Secretary-Treasurer: Dr Jennifer Confalone-Pottruf, DBM, DO
Vice President: Dr Oleg Bagrin, MD, DOMP
President: Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD

CUOMP is the first and only union in Canada dedicated to the profession of osteopathy.

Osteopath writes about NUMSS

Osteopath, Dr. Martin Bouska, DO writes about why he chose to study osteopathy at National University of Medical Sciences (Spain):

…………………………This is the first school I was attending where teachers listen to students and the school grows day by day in its contents……………………… university has provided me with huge amount of techniques in very understandable format……………… We had also learned Andrew Taylor Still techniques, which are original techniques of osteopathy´s founder and Dr Spitler´s Manual mechanotherapy which is now mainly practiced in Ohio by a group of practitioners calling themselves mechanotherpists. The techniques are considered the lost techniques of osteopathy……………………………. I really like my teachers there. Starting with Dr. Pourgol who teaches Mobilizations and Muscle energy techniques, but also business management which made us prepared for business life, marketing , safety and promotions………… We could ask him any time and he answered all the questions either in lectures or online. University staff are very kind and were nice to meet them in person. They helped me with every problem or question I have had. I am happy I chose NUMSS. They prepared me to be skilled manual osteopath, entering the door to osteopathy. 

To read the full article click on the link below please: 

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

We Graduate the Best Osteopaths

We just read a post a patient put about osteopath Mark Filipov, one of our students in Quebec (Canada). Letters like this makes us so proud. Our graduates are instant success, because we teach them everything we know about business and they learn more techniques than any other schools.

Bia Fabia
April 25 at 7:54pm ·
I just had the most amazing Osteopath appointment. I finally found the best Osteopath. I have gone through 4 different Osteopaths in the past 6 months. This guy Mark Filipov is simply amazing. He is on the West Island. Check out his website and call for an appointment. Tell him Bia sent you.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Teaching Osteopathy in 68 Countries in 5 continents

We now teach European style manual osteopathy in 68 countries!

Our goal is to teach osteopathy in at least 100 countries by 2020.

Here is a list of the countries we teach in:
Cayman Islands
Czech Republic
Hong Kong (China)
Macau (China)
New Zealand
Puerto Rico (USA)
Republic of Azerbaijan
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
South Korea
Saint Martin (France)
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Professor Andrew Chan

Professor Andrew Chan teaching the differences between isotonic and tablet supplementation.

DO to PhD (OCS)

Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Osteopathic Clinical Sciences 

NUMSS (Spain) doctor of osteopathy (DO) graduates who wish to obtain National University of Medical Sciences (USA) doctor of philosophy in osteopathic clinical sciences (PhD) can do so in 6 months (1 semester) if they already have a master’s degree (in any field). Tuition for them will be $3,500 (US).

Those who do not have a master’s degree have to take the dual degree MSc/PhD or MBA/PhD. The master’s program could be the master of science in athletic therapy, master of science in pedorthics or master of business administration. The dual degree program takes one year (2 semesters) to be completed and tuition is $5,000 per semester ($10,000 for the complete program). 

To receive an application please contact Desi at Thank you. 

Friday, 22 April 2016


Congratulations to our sister school, National University of Medical Sciences (USA). They have been accepted as a school member by the American Massage Therapy Association.

The bachelor of science in massage therapy offered by NUMSS (USA) as well as NUMSS (Spain) is the only bachelor's level degree program in massage therapy.

To learn more about NUMSS (USA) please visit

A post from one of our students in Quebec, Canada

Why I chose to Study Osteopathy at NUMSS 

NUMSS (Spain) Registration in Madrid

We are planning to offer campus based programs in Madrid (Spain) in near future. To do so we needed to register National University of Medical Sciences with the municipal authorities there to receive the master business license which would permit us to offer on-campus health programs.
We were able to register with Madrid, however authorities there by mistake registered the university as “University of Medical Sciences, Sociedad Limitada” instead of “National University of Medical Sciences, Sociedad Limitada”! 

Our lawyer has contacted the ministry there and hopefully the error will be fixed soon.

Testimonial from a Caribbean Island

Thank you, Dr Shahin Pourgol. My naturopathy practice has increase from 4-6 patients a day to 8-10, in the last two and half months since I started using your osteopathy techniques in MET, MOB, FPR. Patients giving me rave reviews in getting better faster and removing their pain. Osteopathy rocks!

Dr. Randy Nagir
National University of Medical Sciences student (DO program)
San Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago

Thursday, 21 April 2016

First Osteopathy Union in History

For the first time in history, manual osteopaths in Canada will have a union of their own!
Today, April 21, 2016 Dr. Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD president of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) registered the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (CUOMP) in Canada.

There will be an election held on Friday, April 29, 2016 between 9AM to 2PM at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto. Manual osteopaths can vote in person or online through email.

Rachel Ligon, Luary Perez and Desi Burgos will be the election monitors.

Osteopathic manual practitioners, who are Canadian residents can nominate themselves for one of the positions (president, vice president & secretary-treasurer). Deadline for nomination is 5PM on Monday, April 25, 2016. All manual osteopaths are welcome to nominate themselves.

Currently the following manual osteopaths have been nominated (the final list will be published on Tuesday):

Dr Jennifer Confalone-Pottruf, Professor Oleg Bagrin, Dr Ernest Makram, Dr Shahin Pourgol, Andrew Chan, Reyaz Rattan, Morgan Donaldson, Ladan Jebhe, Shirin Pourgol, & Candace Terry.

Membership in this union is open free of charge to all manual osteopaths.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Attention Quebec Students

One of the National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) alumni, chiropractor/osteopath; Dr Sylvain Desforges, DC, DO is president of two associations in Quebec.

Any alumni interested in joining these associations or need more information please feel free to contact Dr Desforges.

Dr Desforges is also a board of governors member of NUMSS.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Research Proves Osteopathy Enhances the Immune System

Research done on nursing home residents & published in the Journal of American Osteopathic Association indicates that osteopathic lymphatic techniques enhance immune function in elderly adults with diminished mobility.

Lymphatic pump techniques have the potential to alter blood cell counts and thus enhance immune function in elderly adults with diminished mobility.

Professor Wigginton has Recorded a number of new lymphatic techniques for our registered students which would be available on our video servers within a couple of weeks.

Here is the link to the original article:

New Osteopathy: Lymphatic Pump Techniques

Manual osteopath, instructor Darren Wigginton, PT, RMT, DOMP has recorded new osteopathic lymphatic pump techniques. They will be processed and up within a couple of weeks to our video server for NUMSS (Spain) registered students to watch. 

Friday, 15 April 2016

Osteopathy does Miracle for Mr. Canada

A letter from one of our graduates:

“Medevie Osteopathy's Professional athlete - Loutfi Ajaoun - 2010 Mr. Canada Grand Champion - has recovered from a 25% tendon tear in the Supraspinatus muscle by following my advice and osteopathic treatments once a week for 3 months. The tendon has repaired itself. This is an example of what osteopathy can do for your athletes.

These are the rotator cuff MRI results before and after Osteopathic treatments and aftercare at Medevie Osteopathy and performed by Mark Filipov Osteopath (graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy & National University of Medical Sciences).

My patient believes it is a miracle. I wanted to share with you first and thank you for providing me with the opportunity to help so many people. Thank you Dr. Pourgol!”

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Quarter of a Million Facebook Fans!

Thank you everyone for making us the most popular schools of osteopathy in the world. We now have approximately 250,000 Facebook fans for National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) and National University of Medical Sciences (USA).

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The Lost Techniques of Osteopathy

Did you know we (National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) along with NUMSS (USA) and NAO) are the only osteopathy schools teaching the manual mechanotherapy techniques of H. R. Spitler, MD, DC, DO, PhD? 

Dr Spitler was a medical doctor, chiropractor, osteopath and optometrist in Ohio, USA who invented a model of osteopathy techniques about a hundred years ago that dealt with soft tissue as well as osseous manual therapy. As his techniques focused mainly on orthopedic conditions of musculoskeletal system, he fell out of favour with the osteopathy leadership of the time and his techniques were not taught in most osteopathic schools. 

Manual mechanotherapy is now mainly practiced in Ohio by a group of practitioners calling themselves mechanotherpists. The techniques are considered the lost techniques of osteopathy.
Dr. Daniel Nuzum, NMD, DO (from Ohio, USA) has done six lectures on this technique which is now available for our students to watch at our video server.

 To celebrate opening the first and only manual osteopathy university in the United States, in the month of May 2016 we are giving free access to all our updated and new videos to all NAO and NUMSS graduates once they complete an assignment. Contact Rachel or Luary if you wish to receive information on how to get your free user ID and password to our video server. 

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

New Lectures on Asset Protection & Tax Planning

New business lectures on asset protection, tax planning and reducing liability will be available to our MBA students within a week. 
In these lectures we will show you how to use a holding company to protect your current company, investments and real estate. We will also show you how to invest in retirement saving plans without paying tax when you withdraw your money and how to purchase a life insurance without being personally liable for it and also how to make your life insurance premium tax deductible.

Osteopathy vs Chiropractic: a financial comparison

Osteopathy vs Chiropractic: a financial comparison 

NUMSS Graduate in Vietnam

Manual osteopath, Dr Stephane Laporte, DOMP, DO, a graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) and National University of Medical Sciences (Spain), who practices in Vietnam has this to say about his studies with us:

Rheumatologist / Osteopath Joins Our Faculty

Osteopath & rheumatologist, Dr Earnest Geid, MBA, MD, DOMP has joined our faculty as a physiology professor.

Dr Geid is a graduate of the diploma in osteopathic manual practice of National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada).

We welcome Dr Geid and are glad to have him as a faculty member.

NUMSS Graduate on Vietnamese TV

Osteopath, Dr Duke Pham, DOMP, DO a graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) and National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) speaks about osteopathy on Vietnamese TV.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Eight Months of Clinical Internship

The campus based students of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) spend up to 8 months of clinical internship at a student clinic (osteopathy internship is not available to online students).

Osteopathy treatments are offered free of charge to the public. To make an appointment for an hour of free osteopathic care please call 416-635-6550.

Titles Used by Osteopaths

Here are the common designations used by osteopaths worldwide:

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Osteopath Andrew Chan Hired to Teach TPT & ROM

Two New Advanced Lecture Series: Trigger Point Therapy & ROM Measurements

Osteopath, Andrew Chan (who is also president of the National Osteopathic Alumni Association) has been hired to give 12 advanced lectures on trigger point therapy, as well as up to 12 lectures on active and passive range of motion measurements.

We welcome Andrew to our teaching faculty.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Study OSTEOPATHY: the Miracle Cure for Disability & Chronic Pain

Six Osteopathy Sessions Decreased Disability & Chronic Pain by over 50% in most patients, researchers find. 

Research done by the University of North Texas (USA) finds that 6 Osteopathy sessions (in a period of 2 months) reduced pain and disability by more than 50% in majority of 455 patients evaluated. Research was published in the Journal of American Osteopathic Association (JAOA).

We always keep saying that our popularity and the reason we are Canadian's number one choice for low back pain relief is our ability to treat chronic pain. And this research proves it!

We offer 10 diploma and degree level programs in osteopathy, online as well as on-campus at three schools; National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) and National University of Medical Sciences (USA). We also offer 24 other programs in physical therapy (DPT), massage therapy (BSc), botanical medicine, athletic therapy, MBA, etc.

We made the biggest news in osteopathy this year by registering NUMSS (USA) in Naples, Florida on March 08, 2016.  This American university is the first and only university offering degree programs in manual osteopathy (a bachelor of science and a PhD)! We keep making history in this profession. NAO was the first and only osteopathy school to be accepted as an affiliate member of Ontario Hospital Association. We registered in 2012 the first and only World Osteopathy Day in 137 years! And got Canada Post to print postal stamps with World Osteopathy Day logo on it. 

We helped in getting manual osteopathy recognized as an independent profession in Canada. Under National Occupational Code 3232 (Practitioners of Natural Health) Osteopathic Manual Practitioners is now registered as an independent professional. This permits our students to receive tuition and textbooks tax credit from Canadian Revenue Agency and would help us in getting the profession regulated in Ontario and elsewhere. 

Over 50% of Canadian manual osteopaths (except Quebec) have studied with one of our schools. Almost all insurers cover manual osteopathic treatments provided by our graduates. We also got osteopathic coverage for Canadian veterans in Ontario and Quebec. 

We count many politicians in Ontario as our osteopathy friends. Premier of Ontario, honorable Kathleen Wynne, Toronto Mayor honorable John Tory, and Ontario minister of Training, Colleges & Universities, honorable Dr Reza Moridi send greetings to our students regularly. Our president Dr Pourgol was invited to Ontario parliament on March 22nd, 2016 by Ontario minister of Training, Colleges & universities where he also met with Ontario Premier and Toronto mayor. 

To receive our information package which includes the academic calendars of the 3 osteopathy schools please send an email to You can also our schools websites at,, and For more research articles on osteopathy please visit our Osteopathy Related Research and Science Facebook page at:  

Thank you for making us the largest and most popular schools of manual osteopathy in the world. We teach in 54 countries because of your interest in our programs.

PS. Would you like to see yourself how we do miracles on a daily basis? Book an appointment for one hour of free osteopathic care with one of our interns at National Academy of Osteopathy student clinic located at the York University Heights campus of NAO in Toronto. Call 416-635-6550 to make an appointment or send an email to